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How Coronavirus Has Affected Consumer Grocery Habits

Industry data shows that the pandemic is altering how consumers shop and what they choose to buy.


Channel Changing in the ‘New Abnormal’

Shoppers are rewarding grocery retailers that can demonstrate safety, omnichannel and availability, and that’s changing the channel growth mix.

The prominent media coverage of plant closures drove yet another wave of stock-ups.

Retailers and brands need to navigate three distinct time horizons toward economic regeneration in a post-coronavirus world, predicts Nielsen's Scott McKenzie.

Sales were up 49.7% along with a 34.8% volume gain during the last full week of April, when plant closures also prompted consumers to stock-up.

Homebound U.S. consumers spent a record $5.3 billion on e-commerce grocery shopping during April, an increase of 37% from what they spent in March, a new Brick Meets Click survey shows.

During pandemic shopping, hot dogs have seen sales growth of 35% and 45% for two weeks in a row.

The week ending April 19 marked the seventh week of coronavirus-related shopping patterns and with it, strong demand for pork, chicken and beef, which pulled up total perimeter performance.

Demand increases for Kroger and Amazon appear to be "sticky," according to a YouGov/Barclays study.

The week of March 15 marked a turning point for the grocery industry, which saw sales across the store rise a whopping 62.5%.

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